With a fantastic new album just out from Royksopp, I was reminded of a music video that came out a couple years back to accompany the Norwegian dance-pop duo's song "Remind Me." The award-winning animated video — conceived by French infographics firm H5 — chronicles the single workday of a female Londoner via a dizzying barrage of charts, maps, diagrams, labels, and perhaps most interestingly, product lifecycles.
The video straddles the line between thrilling and overwhelming (there's a lot going on) but it also manages to be weirdly poignant. It's a tribute to those of us that wake up, go to work, and return home day in and day out with no thought to the simple processes — environmental or otherwise — involved with the mechanical Monday through Friday routine. And as Youtube user triceratops111 points out, the video also serves as a tongue-in-cheek reminder that "mankind has erected immense, resource-devouring systems of almost incomprehensible complexity just so you can sit in your cubicle."
So before you begin you morning-pre-work ritual around the house this AM, take a look.